Sunday, 14 October 2018

May we be them

There’s a saying about strong women- “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” Women are often the backbone to the family, even in places where we’re not seen as equal to men, it’s often the women that care for the family. Unfortunately, far too many women find themselves picking up the peices after war. Women For Women International are trying to change that by supporting women who have had their lives turned upside down by conflict. They are helping women to build better lives and futures for themselves and their families. Eccentric Eccentricity have made a special collection of necklaces to help raise funds for Women For Women International. £8 from every sale of this necklace will go to Women for Women International. The necklace comes in three hand stamped designs with the options of; 'Still I Rise', 'Sisterhood' or 'Women for Women'. Eccentric Eccentricity kindly gifted to me the ‘Still I rise’ necklace which is a lovely little personal reminder that I have inner strength. 
Eccentric Eccentricity are a completely women based team which I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with in the past. In a world often run by men it’s inspiring to see what these ladies are achieving and especially that they care enough to support a worthwhile cause.

I really enjoyed taking these photos. Alfie has always loved helping me with my photography, every time I get my camera out, he’ll turn up and purr for ages. Just sitting, hoping for the odd treat or two. Recently my beautiful boy has been diagnosed with a tumour that’s likely to be cancer. We have made him as comfortable as possible but at 15 years old, we don’t want him to suffer surgery which has a high risk of complications. So Alfie and I have been making the most of our time together, especially this last week. Finally I managed to get him out of his hiding place and into the living room. This was the first time I’ve set up a flatlay in my living room for a while, and it was all that was needed to get him to come out from behind a chair where he’s been most of the time for the past month.  

I'm looking forward to a cosy autumn with Alfie. This beautiful autumnal blanket which I won last year really sets the mood. For anyone wondering, it’s from The Tartan Blanket company who are a Scottish based company. 

I hope you have a lovely autumn.

Emma Xx

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